The Cutter and the Clan

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The Cutter and the Clan
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Studio album by Runrig
Released 1987
Recorded REL / Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland
Genre Celtic rock
Length 37:32
Label Ridge / Chrysalis
Producer Chris Harley
Runrig chronology
The Cutter and the Clan

The Cutter and the Clan is the fifth album by Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig. It was the band's breakthrough album, taking them from cottage industry to the international stage. Originally recorded on the band’s own Ridge label, it was taken on board by Chrysalis Records as part of a 1987 major recording contract. Highlights include the song "An Ubhal as Àirde", which was later to become the first and only Scottish Gaelic language song to reach the UK Top 20, reaching #18 in 1995,[1] and was used in an advert for Carlsberg lager.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Calum Macdonald and Rory Macdonald.

  1. "Alba" (Scotland) - 4:02
  2. "The Cutter" - 3:51
  3. "Hearts of Olden Glory" - 2:14
  4. "Pride of the Summer" - 3:59
  5. "Worker for the Wind" - 3:30
  6. "Rocket to the Moon" - 4:59
  7. "The Only Rose" - 3:51
  8. "Protect and Survive" - 3:23
  9. "Our Earth Was Once Green" - 4:01
  10. "An Ubhal as Àirde" (The Highest Apple) - 3:47



  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-10-10.  Name of artist: "Runrig", Title of song: "An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)". Position: 18, Date: May 1995.